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Genre: Inspirational, Mainstream
This could have been a great novel, but unfortunately, the book description gives away most of the plot. It detracts from the enjoyment of an unfolding story and its twists and turns. However, the medical and cultural details are fascinating and add to the drama.
Amanda Hocking and her soldier husband have a difficult time making ends meet. When Amanda hears of becoming a gestational carrier for an infertile couple, she knows this could be the answer to their money woes. After some discussion, her husband and his large extended Cuban family see the benefits. Amanda discovers her husband has been killed in action on the day she delivers the other couple’s child, and years later comes to the shocking realization that the child she surrendered may have been her own. (HOWARD, May, 320 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed By: Melissa Parcel
Published: May 2013